Bright Machines Welcomes Anstar Corporation as a Manufacturers’ Representative

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Bright Machines, a full-stack technology company offering a revolutionary approach to software-defined manufacturing, announced a new partnership with Anstar Corporation. a leading provider of metal cutting, fabrication and automation capital equipment, Anstar Corporation will now include among its offerings Bright Machines Microfactories, which combine intelligent software with adaptive hardware to automate repetitive assembly & inspection tasks.

“As we continue to expand our footprint, both geographically and into new sectors, we remain focused on helping manufacturers digitize their factories,” said Steve Heinzen, Business Development Director, Bright Machines. “We’re confident Anstar Corporation will prove to be a valuable part of our partner ecosystem as it brings next-generation automation to a new array of manufacturers.”

“The technology that Bright Machines develops has potential to radically transform the operations of the companies we work with, who are looking for more consistent output, more resilient operations in the face of supply chain and labor issues, and more dynamic processes,” said Chuck Anderson, founder and CEO, Anstar Corporation. “We’re looking forward to working with Bright Machines as they deliver results for our clients on all those fronts.”

About Bright Machines

Headquartered in San Francisco, Bright Machines is an industry leading, full stack technology company that offers a revolutionary approach to intelligent, software-defined manufacturing. It leverages computer vision, machine learning, 3D simulation, and adaptive robotics to fundamentally change the flexibility, scalability, and economics of production. With more than 500 employees worldwide, Bright Machines operates R&D centers in the U.S. and Israel, with additional field operations in the U.S., Mexico, China, and Poland. In 2019, Bright Machines was named a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum and one of “America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies” by Forbes.

Bright Machines is reimagining the way products can be designed and produced, in order to address the realities of today and the future ahead. Rethink everything you ever knew about manufacturing. Visit

About Anstar Corporation

From the heartland of America, in the Midwestern States of Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North & South Dakota you’ll find ANSTAR CORPORATION supporting your company with its advanced machine tool resources. Delivering precision machine tools, is only part of what we offer. ANSTAR CORPORATION also provides applications engineering, and training support. After the sale, we have the expertise you need, to continue being productive and profitable, providing you with preventative maintenance programs, value added service and spare parts support.

With over twenty years in the CNC machine tool industry, ANSTAR CORPORATION has developed a commitment to excellence and has emerged as an aggressive supplier in CNC machine tool distribution and brokerage. We represent only the finest builders of world class CNC machine tools, designed for high accuracy, high productivity, and a long useful life. These products are field proven and meet the needs of a wide range of metalworking applications, supported by the service, you have the right to expect.



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